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International Factfile 2016: South Korea

The South Korean market is mainly driven by digital sales and online PC titles, the two being obviously closely linked. Data firm Euromonitor reports that, in 2014, online PC games accounted for 65 per cent of the overall $2.2bn (1.5bn) digital sales. Revenues generated by PC games increased by 16.9 …

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Tekken’s Harada slams Korean ratings board over leak

Long-term Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has said that the South Korean games rating board is the worst”. His anger came after assets relating to upcoming fighting game Tekken 7 appeared online, Kotaku reports. Harada was quick to blame the board for the security slip. Before we export [a game], we …

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International Factfile 2015: South Korea

Long the home of online games, South Korea’s industry saw a shake-up in 2014. According to the Korea Internet and Digital Entertainment Association, online gaming comprises three-fifths of South Korea’s exports revenue. This is of little surprise when you consider that the country is home to major firms in the …

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League of Legends World Championship draws 40,000 fans

An audience of approximately 40,000 eSports fans were in attendance at the recently concluded League of Legends finals in Seoul, South Korea. The BBC reports Seoul’s World Cup Stadium was filled to capacity for the final match between Star Horn Royal Club and eventual winning team Samsung White – which …

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PS4 hitting Asia BEFORE it arrives in Japan

South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan will welcome the PS4 this December. Sony confirmed the 2013 launch month at its pre-Tokyo Game Show event earlier today, although it did not give a specific launch date or price for each territory. The PS4, remember, will not be released in Japan …

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